Foxes Might Use Magnetic Fields to Hunt

909 Shikime 92 mijë

How do foxes know where to pounce when they can't see their prey? There's evidence they're using the Earth's magnetic field to help.
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  1. David So
    David So
    3 ditë më parë

    Seems like you guys are recycling 7year old info. alfirst.info/load/eGeKn36tfLJian0/video

  2. Jeff Miller
    Jeff Miller
    8 ditë më parë

    That is so cool!

  3. Stefano Adami
    Stefano Adami
    8 ditë më parë

    isn't it possible that it happens that they hunt around noon with the advantage of light coming from above helping finding the prey between the leaves?

  4. InnocentDoodles
    InnocentDoodles
    11 ditë më parë

    Fkn Foxes- How do they work! No wait, that's not how the song goes....

  5. Kelley
    Kelley
    11 ditë më parë

    Is there any data for foxes in other parts of the world have a preferred pouncing alignment? The magnetic field would be in a different orientation depending on where they are relative to magnetic north.

  6. spiritualinsight
    spiritualinsight
    14 ditë më parë

    Humans are able to sense direction as well. We just usually aren't tuned to it unless we are raised with an indicator like a mountain range. There was a guy that for a period of time would use a compass to the point where after he stopped using the compass he always knew where north generally was.

  7. Cole Dunlap
    Cole Dunlap
    16 ditë më parë

    YES BUT WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY!!!!!

  8. PerfumedManatee
    PerfumedManatee
    18 ditë më parë

    Yeah, it demonstrates the limitations of the brain's motor control.

  9. Ashley Chen
    Ashley Chen
    18 ditë më parë

    This is why I love fox

  10. Andres Evan Zavaleta
    Andres Evan Zavaleta
    19 ditë më parë

    Given the chance, I’d pounce on you Michael, 😆!

  11. Evan Sokolson
    Evan Sokolson
    19 ditë më parë

    Right so foxes use quantum mechanics and electromagnetism to get food... Overachievers 😒🙄

  12. ickochi
    ickochi
    20 ditë më parë

    Shave your pubes under your chin.

  13. Amit das
    Amit das
    20 ditë më parë

    TY ☺️

  14. Timothy Greer
    Timothy Greer
    20 ditë më parë

    Michael Aranda. Fox. Yup.

  15. TheParkourFencer
    TheParkourFencer
    21 ditë më parë

    So that's why Star Fox has that visual display!

  16. Crab man
    Crab man
    21 ditë më parë

    Who’s this clown? Bring the other host back

  17. roy romano
    roy romano
    21 ditë më parë

    If this is true, then I would suspect it’s true with coyotes also.

  18. redcrimson718
    redcrimson718
    21 ditë më parë

    I love this thumbnail! "Confused Algebra Woman" is my favorite meme (which this thumnail is based on.) I also love foxes!

  19. Pastor Nezuko
    Pastor Nezuko
    21 ditë më parë

    So it has a biological gps

  20. Fox D
    Fox D
    21 ditë më parë

    My namesake animal is the best animal. 🦊

  21. Georgie Dubs
    Georgie Dubs
    21 ditë më parë

    Very informative video, but have scientists figured out what the fox says yet?

  22. Furry Hunter
    Furry Hunter
    21 ditë më parë

    Foxes aren't cute or fuzzy. Please stop saying they are. I have experience with them and they are filthy and horrible.

  23. Jacob Boehme
    Jacob Boehme
    22 ditë më parë

    ive watched owls dive into think snow and surface with small mammal .

  24. Mozes Bedaux
    Mozes Bedaux
    22 ditë më parë

    Some joke about foxy ... magnets?

  25. VoJoProductions
    VoJoProductions
    22 ditë më parë

    My friend and I made a video asking people about foxes and other wild canines on this channel. Check it out if you are interested.

  26. vibhupande
    vibhupande
    22 ditë më parë

    Even my dogs use a pounce technique for moles and rabbits. Wonder why you didn't make parallels or a comparison to this behaviour in dogs. The short, swift, stalky - or most fox-like - dogs are quite good at it. I think this is just precise hearing and smelling followed with this pounce behaviour.

  27. Marc Abelha
    Marc Abelha
    22 ditë më parë

    Fox quantum-magneto heads-up display! Is this cool or what?!?!?!?!

  28. B
    B
    22 ditë më parë

    For the algorithm.

  29. Man on the Range
    Man on the Range
    22 ditë më parë

    my dog use this hunting techniques too so did he have a fox compas too??? :)

  30. jonn mace
    jonn mace
    22 ditë më parë

    Foxes are magnetic themselves.

  31. itryen
    itryen
    22 ditë më parë

    I need to hug one :(

  32. Travis Bohanan
    Travis Bohanan
    22 ditë më parë

    We need to study how humans can navigate. I can feel north and south almost like a passive sense. Even without visual reference.

  33. Ernesto Mondragon Romero
    Ernesto Mondragon Romero
    22 ditë më parë

    Tell this to rich british people

  34. KR P
    KR P
    22 ditë më parë

    Unless I missed something; this doesn't make sense. The description seems to rely on the Earth's magnetic field being a constant variable -which it is not; the 'field lines' move and the strength changes.

  35. Kurama
    Kurama
    22 ditë më parë

    Actually, we use our red chakra to sense prey. It works kinda like the Byakugan.

  36. Jesse Rothhammer
    Jesse Rothhammer
    23 ditë më parë

    Fox Jedi

  37. Jesse Rothhammer
    Jesse Rothhammer
    23 ditë më parë

    Fox kid from the sixth sense.

  38. Jesse Rothhammer
    Jesse Rothhammer
    23 ditë më parë

    Fox Whoopie goldberg from Ghost.

  39. Zes
    Zes
    23 ditë më parë

    wrg

  40. Antti Karhu
    Antti Karhu
    23 ditë më parë

    Dogs can do exactly the same thing (at least more primitive breeds). Dogs use magnetic fields too, then?

  41. War Phoine
    War Phoine
    23 ditë më parë

    ...

  42. GregoryMany
    GregoryMany
    23 ditë më parë

    Foxes: "I can sense the earth's magnetic field to catch my prey" Falcon: "Personally, I prefer the air"

  43. HasekuraIsuna
    HasekuraIsuna
    23 ditë më parë

    Fox wakes up: _Legs, online_ _Sensors, online_ _Pouncing systems, online_ _All systems nominal_

    1. Kacy Roush
      Kacy Roush
      23 ditë më parë

      *Fox cleans paws to check mouth works* Weapons hot, ready op!

  44. Camille Cirrus
    Camille Cirrus
    23 ditë më parë

    Cat software, dog hardware, dolphin soundboard, *magnetic targetting system.*

    1. Alden Zenko
      Alden Zenko
      22 ditë më parë

      Also nonlinear access to spacetime and an adorable tail

  45. Morgan Brown
    Morgan Brown
    23 ditë më parë

    Speculate much?

  46. Dharan Mohan
    Dharan Mohan
    23 ditë më parë

    Wow

  47. T λ C O. phox
    T λ C O. phox
    23 ditë më parë

    So are foxes just funny orange catdog compasses?

  48. sween187
    sween187
    23 ditë më parë

    Also the sun would be at its back, so the fox doesn't get sun in its eyes, so when the fox pounces it will create a shadow over the prey, this could scare the prey (shock), or temporarily 'blind' the prey as its eyes wouldn't have enough time to adjust to darkness, just my thoughts. Also if foxes were south of the equator would they still do this or would it be in the opposite direction?

  49. cross I
    cross I
    23 ditë më parë

    Magneto😆😆

  50. crabless in baltimore
    crabless in baltimore
    23 ditë më parë

    is michael...glowing?? his complexion is ✨✨✨

  51. internallogic
    internallogic
    23 ditë më parë

    The thumbnail is a new meme template

  52. John Gringo
    John Gringo
    23 ditë më parë

    This Host looks like Tarzan. And Fox is not the only animal pounce-hunting.

  53. Ary Averhart
    Ary Averhart
    23 ditë më parë

    heh so do I

  54. Anthony Hall
    Anthony Hall
    23 ditë më parë

    I heard a long time ago that humans, especially males, have a magnetic north in their ears which is why we dont like asking for directions, not a joke lol

  55. Nightthought
    Nightthought
    23 ditë më parë

    I feel like it's only a matter of time before we start leveraging cryptochromes in artificial eyes. Seems like it would be super useful for surveying, especially in geologically active regions.

  56. Ferko K
    Ferko K
    23 ditë më parë

    So basically you're saying that well maybe, it could be, but we're not sure, but a lot of corollary evidence says that it's definitely a possibility that it might be how they do it unless its totally not.

  57. Jim Walker
    Jim Walker
    23 ditë më parë

    From the sound of it, science has a long way to go on this mystery.

    1. ky Nethery
      ky Nethery
      22 ditë më parë

      Right, there might be something going on here, but animal study is complex, and migration is very different from hunting!

  58. sagacious03
    sagacious03
    23 ditë më parë

    Neat video! Although, you mention their ears & magnetism sensitivity.... But don't foxes also have good senses of smell that they use, or am I mistaken?

  59. Jefferson Sales
    Jefferson Sales
    23 ditë më parë

    Im not a big fan of foxes tbh. Specially the fire ones.

  60. M F-H
    M F-H
    23 ditë më parë

    Yes i also saw Winterwatch last week, good job in getting this scripted edited and filmed so quick, with the extra detail!

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      Charlie Chang
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  61. Mark Whittum
    Mark Whittum
    23 ditë më parë

    That Fox is smarter than I am.

  62. MisterFister
    MisterFister
    23 ditë më parë

    Why so much effort to avoid discussing how the earth's magnetic field is relevant to locating a titmouse?

  63. Gareth Dean
    Gareth Dean
    23 ditë më parë

    Finally, an explanation for why all those foxes keep getting stuck to my fridge.

  64. Evander Itcock
    Evander Itcock
    23 ditë më parë

    This means that foxes have Quantum powers like birds

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  65. kstormgeistgem
    kstormgeistgem
    23 ditë më parë

    i think you might be overthinking it. i think it's more likely to do with the electricity or however you word it. the electrical impulses affect their heart rhythms. some in bigger ways, some in smaller. the magnetic pulses alter the energy flow, which in turn affects the impulses in their bodies. i would hazard a guess that these different animals are quite Literally following their hearts. what do i base this on? my own heart. when i wander into one of those "mystery spots", i become deathly ill. i get sick to my stomache, my head feels like it's going to explode and i lose most of the function in my legs for as long as i'm in that area's field of energy. no joke i Hate magnetic fields with a passion. MRIs are a ... well, let's just say, for a person who's had to get them periodically, it's not fun. [/understatement of the decade] sooo, yeah... nothing fancy. just well attuned to their little blood pumpers.

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  66. minj4ever
    minj4ever
    23 ditë më parë

    Hasn't cryptochrome navigation been just recently proven?

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  67. David Jung
    David Jung
    23 ditë më parë

    It still didn’t make sense how they’re using magnetic fields to calculate distance.

    1. Caleb Johnsen
      Caleb Johnsen
      2 ditë më parë

      Well if north-south magnetic field lines create visual artifacts within the eye their intensity would still taper off as a gradient across the land. Kinda like the way the gradient of specific colors varies across the sky during a sun set and is particularly intense towards the sun. But instead this effect would be strongest towards the stronger of our magnetic poles, aka, magnetic north. This could create a gradiated part of your visual field that is fixed relative to the ground that can be used as a reference point. That said, this is all still speculation and the field itself is only visible when light enters their eyes to reveal the way these visual artifacts alter their ability to see their surroundings.

  68. J Ribs
    J Ribs
    23 ditë më parë

    The subtle use of doge in the thumbnail is much tasteful Common ancestor so relatively close Much genus

  69. Max Musterman
    Max Musterman
    23 ditë më parë

    So in fact we dont yet know how animals magnetorecept. interesting

    1. Max Musterman
      Max Musterman
      23 ditë më parë

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  70. Anastasia Brennan
    Anastasia Brennan
    24 ditë më parë

    I remember knowing this!!!! But I love seeing it get air time. Super cool!!!

  71. Alex Yurian
    Alex Yurian
    24 ditë më parë

    That new thumbnail tho.

  72. sina jebraily
    sina jebraily
    24 ditë më parë

    Foxes on Reddit: Best prank on scientists? Just head North when U R sure that U can catch the prey...

  73. james gossel
    james gossel
    24 ditë më parë

    When I was in 1st grade we watched a video that said as much some 30 years ago...

    1. james gossel
      james gossel
      23 ditë më parë

      Sad

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  74. Robert Murphy
    Robert Murphy
    24 ditë më parë

    Quantum targetting...impressive.

  75. Sir Foxule
    Sir Foxule
    24 ditë më parë

    Oh no the humans are on to us but our grand plan remains hidden

  76. winc06
    winc06
    24 ditë më parë

    Need to change your name to wild speculation show. Just as much evidence for telepathy.

  77. Watch Me Do Stuff
    Watch Me Do Stuff
    24 ditë më parë

    Doesn’t domestic foxes do that on beds and stuff? I am slightly scared of what’s under/inside my mattress now

  78. G G
    G G
    24 ditë më parë

    new adaptation dropped

  79. Lina Clark
    Lina Clark
    24 ditë më parë

    fox earthbenders

  80. Existenceisillusion
    Existenceisillusion
    24 ditë më parë

    This is why the Brain invented a helmet that emits randomly fluctuating magnetic fields

  81. Brook Parsons
    Brook Parsons
    24 ditë më parë

    Foxes wouldn't need to necessarily "see" the magnetic field even though the sensors are in the eyes. It would be interesting if we could trace the nerves back from the cryptochromes to the brain to see where they are signaling

  82. bernTOAST
    bernTOAST
    24 ditë më parë

    correlation does not equal causation. this is not science

  83. David C.
    David C.
    24 ditë më parë

    Jean Michel Jarre has entered the chat

  84. Dracarmen Winterspring
    Dracarmen Winterspring
    24 ditë më parë

    I don't get how that sense would help them with this type of hunting...how does a compass help judge small distances?

  85. Kris Nicholson
    Kris Nicholson
    24 ditë më parë

    I call rubbish. Foxes hunt on railways with overhead wires so I highly doubt they use magnetics. They have unbelievably brilliant hearing and sense of smell.

  86. Mike Schwartz
    Mike Schwartz
    24 ditë më parë

    i still don’t get how lining up with magnetic north increases the accuracy of the pounce. had the same problem when nat geo explained it with a flashlight example years ago.

  87. The_Nuke
    The_Nuke
    24 ditë më parë

    Does that mean fennec foxes use radar ?

  88. Hamstray
    Hamstray
    24 ditë më parë

    do they hunt robots?

  89. T1Oracle
    T1Oracle
    24 ditë më parë

    Imagine using a compass to find something that is only 6 inches away and only 3 inches long.

    1. sdfkjgh
      sdfkjgh
      17 ditë më parë

      @Bacopa68: alfirst.info/load/h35uqo2rbr6EdnU/video (Sorry for the bad quality, the only other vid of the sketch omits a full minute of material.)

    2. Bacopa68
      Bacopa68
      23 ditë më parë

      Have you ever tried to catch a mouse? It's not easy. Lining up an extra sense and attacking with that magnetic sense could help. I speak from experience. Catching little critters is hard, I've done it professionally. Every little critter has a hundred tricks. Mastering the perfect catch is hard.

  90. TenorCantusFirmus
    TenorCantusFirmus
    24 ditë më parë

    So, foxes basically uses a quantum sat-nav to hunt. Wow!

  91. tawon1984
    tawon1984
    24 ditë më parë

    The Fox is just using wall hacks.

  92. zpoppe
    zpoppe
    24 ditë më parë

    They say some humans might be capable of magnetic sensing, In some capacity

  93. Hamstera Ufkoks
    Hamstera Ufkoks
    24 ditë më parë

    Has this something to do with dogs orientating themselfes to north when pooping in an unknown area?

  94. Ally kat
    Ally kat
    24 ditë më parë

    That's insanely cool

  95. Omer Askin
    Omer Askin
    24 ditë më parë

    All crap...they just have sensitive paws thats all

  96. Fit For Flogging
    Fit For Flogging
    24 ditë më parë

    So its a flagship phone.

  97. Arik
    Arik
    24 ditë më parë

    quantum biology? anyone....?

    1. Alden Zenko
      Alden Zenko
      22 ditë më parë

      Give it a few years, tell them to start with the FMO complex in plants

  98. fx
    fx
    24 ditë më parë

    To be honest, this sounds like something someone made up to show a flaw in the scientific publishing process. Like the "eat chocolate to make you slim" thing...

    1. Kay Mae
      Kay Mae
      23 ditë më parë

      Does this sound like bs or what?

  99. Daniel M.
    Daniel M.
    24 ditë më parë

    Couldn't you genetically engineer a fox (or migratory birds) to not have cryptochromes? Then observe whether it can still do this. If not, then it's the cryptochromes even if we don't know how...

  100. Mr Rod
    Mr Rod
    24 ditë më parë

    Sounds like researchers creating work for themselves where there isn't any work.